Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a naturally occurring substance produced by the glands in the human ear canal. It is a mixture of secretions from sweat glands and oils, dead skin cells, and dirt that gets trapped in the ear canal. Ear wax helps to protect the ear canal from bacteria, fungus, dust, and other debris. It also helps to lubricate the ear canal and keep it from drying out. Excess ear wax can sometimes cause hearing problems and other more severe symptoms, and it is important to keep the ears clean and free of excess wax.
Symptoms of an ear wax blockage can include but are not limited to:
2. Decreased hearing
3. Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ear)
4. Feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear
5. Dizziness or vertigo
6. Itching or discharge from the ear
9. Increased confusion
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is best to book in for a consultation so we can best advise, we can treat on the day if required.
Urgent symptoms that may need immediate assistance/treatment include sudden complete hearing loss on one side, severe pain and vertigo. In these cases call the clinic directly for an emergency assessment or consult with a doctor.
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